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TESTIMONIALS

Words from the heart from our amazing clients

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OWNERS OF

RDH 

2024

"Once we purchased our rural residential block of land, we sought design ideas from 3 builders/architects and ultimately, we chose to work with ProLiving Design & Construct as we felt that they responded best to our brief. We approached them with the idea of building a sustainable north home facing that nestles into the landscape and with an eye on the fire risk in the Southwest. We wanted to consider the trees surrounding us, the effect of the weather and seasons on our land as well as the wonderful views down the valley towards the ocean.

 

The result is a V-shaped home with a guest wing and the main part of the house separated by an inner courtyard that allows the sun to provide winter warmth to all bedrooms and the living areas. The ProLiving team exhibited professionalism, collaboration and patience to build the home of our dreams.

ProLiving considered that we lived a few hours from our new build and scheduled time to either meet us in their office or onsite to answer any of our queries. We were also able to the view the progression of our build on their app – BuilderTrend without needing to travel. Any issues that we had were resolved efficiently and with professionalism as well as a warm rapport. While on site we met with the construction team who worked diligently through all weathers to produce the fabulous final product. We were particularly pleased with the level of attention to detail given to our entire home giving it a unique style.

 

Our main idea was to build a home that would retain heat during the colder months and cooler during the warmer months. ProLiving designed a home that has an inner courtyard that is protected from the winds and can be enjoyed all year round. We have grey Rammed Earth walls that provide beauty and texture to our home. Our burnished concrete floors in all 4 bedrooms and living areas retains heat and provides warmth during the winter months and is a wonderful area to enjoy our views of the valley and the ocean from indoors.

During warmer months, we open our large sliding doors facing the inner courtyard and sit listening to the movement of the trees beyond. Bec Hutchinson, proposed wonderful ideas and advice regarding our interior design and colour choices. We also chose e-glass as it would keep our home lovely and quiet during the stormy days in the Southwest.

The house design, importantly, incorporated our landscape vision and has enabled us to build a Japanese style garden in the courtyard, a succulent garden at the front, terraces with native plants and a fire pit as well as a vegetable garden to the rear.

We are forever grateful to Anthony and the ProLiving team every time we walk through our home. Our home is adorned with many large windows, taking in the breathtaking view of the outdoors, the trees, birds and nature and inviting it all into our home."

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OWNERS OF

WATERFRONT ENTERTAINER 

2023

"ProLiving has recently completed a build for us in Port Geographe and we couldn’t be happier. Throughout the design stage, Anthony and his team offered us suggestions on improvements to our plans whilst listening to our ideas and incorporating them within the design.

 

During construction, Anthony was very helpful, approachable, kept us updated on stages and allowed us to make changes as required throughout the build to accommodate our overall vision. Anthony’s team from the office, to onsite including his subcontractors have been excellent to work with, offering suggestions and alternatives when we were unsure and have delivered a high standard bespoke build that we are thrilled to call our own.

 

We would definitely build with Proliving again and highly recommend anyone looking to build a high-end bespoke build to use Proliving."

OWNERS OF

HIGH-T HOUSE

2023

"Deciding to build a house in mid 2020 could have made us a little apprehensive but we need not have worried. We selected Proliving after researching a number of builders in the South West and have never regretted our choice.

We had a good idea of what we wanted to achieve and Anthony and his team guided us through the process of designing and building our home. Their knowledge and experience improved our concept and enabled the creation and completion of a home that we love, where we can relax and unwind.

Communication throughout the process was excellent. Anthony is very approachable and all our queries were responded to quickly by email. If we were worried or unhappy with anything, a phone conversation would easily resolve this. Monthly invoices kept us on track of our budgeting and expenditure and our small number of variations were detailed and fairly costed.  

The Proliving team of tradies were aware of the quality required and worked to a very high standard. They showed excellent attention to detail and as a client who works in a profession with a high level of precision, it was satisfying to see the build as it evolved.  

 

The build went very smoothly, there were a few delays with supplies due to covid but the Proliving team managed the build well. If we were building another house, we would definitely use ProLiving again."

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OWNERS OF

IT HOUSE

2023

"Construction at the best of times is a challenging and emotional journey.  To do it during a pandemic with supply shortages is near impossible...but the impossible became possible through the hard work, dedication and perseverance of Anthony & his Team.  

 

We would like to use ‘artisans’ to describe the trades associated with ProLiving. Always proud to showcase their work - they are truly passionate professionals displaying an exquisite skill in their craft. 'Artisans' are exceedingly rare, especially when time is short, resources are scarce and quality so easily and often sacrificed.  But not this Team! During our journey all those we met during our office, site and supplier visits always took the time to explain items to us, and had great pride in showcasing their work. We could see that they were committed to quality and their craftsmanship is evident in their individual contributions to our home.  For this we are thankful!

 

Ann and Anthony, you have not only given us a home, but a starting place for a new life and future adventure.  We hope that you will recall with pride the pandemic homes that you built. When times get hard, and they often do, please know that you provide the backdrop for many people to create lasting and cherished memories.  

The generosity of time, consideration and care the entire ProLiving team have always taken in looking after our home (and us!) will always be remembered and valued."

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OWNERS OF

COASTAL HAMPTONS

2022

"To Anthony, Ash, Ann & all your incredible tradesmen. Thank you so much for the amazing house that you built for our family! We asked you to have us in by Christmas and you did. The whole experience with ProLiving can only be described as positive, you guys have been amazing and have made the whole process a very pleasant one."

OWNERS OF

CONTEMPORARY DESIGNED HOME

2022

"When residing in London we decided to build a house in Busselton (2019), I first looked online for South West WA builders and discovered ProLiving, what drew me to them was the quality of builds and their innovative award-winning designs.

On my first contact with Anthony Waugh – owner, director via telephone from the UK I found him to be friendly, very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. After a couple of telephone conversations with Anthony we decided to travel to Australia to view our block of land and make the decision on whether we would have ProLiving build our house.


Our first encounter, meeting we had in Busselton with Anthony and Kelly the House Designer filled us with confidence that ProLiving were capable and would build the house we required whilst still residing in the UK. The initial plans, drawings were provided to us a few days later in which we were very pleased with, like any initial draft revisions were made and we started the process of building with ProLiving.

What proceeded over the following 15 months was Anthony and the ProLiving staff that were always available with multiple telephone conversations, emails, messenger calls and the occasional video walk through, the build proceeded with a few minor hitches, I would say virtually none.


Travelling from Perth to Busselton, the 23rd November 2020 was an exciting day for us as this was the first time we had seen the house in person, the experience was a little overwhelming as there was so much to take in. The house was fantastic and exceeded our exceptions.

We are both extremely happy with the house and it’s a pleasure to live in, a big thank you goes out to Anthony, Ann, Kelly and all the tradies for their high level of workmanship that has made our house what we expected.
Our circumstances were not the norm and ProLiving were exceptional in their crafting of our house, we would definitely recommend them to anybody who is thinking of building a bespoke custom house, they delivered beyond and above to the highest levels.

Recently in the respected building industry HIA Awards of 2021 the house won ‘Best Innovative & Lightweight Construction’ and was a Finalist for the ‘Best Custom Build’ in its price category for the South West region of Western Australia."

OWNERS OF

CONTEMPORARY CUBIS

2020

"Just wanted to thank you and your team for the beautiful home you have created for us – WOW! We know you build amazing houses all the time, but we were blown away, it is beyond anything we expected.

The level of craftsmanship, the design and its proportion and flow, the way it sits in the streetscape and captures all of the environmental aspects – [our home] is an absolute credit to all at ProLiving.

We hope the journey has been a good one for you, we have enjoyed it, you looked after us so well – from afar and through the pandemic! 2020 what a year. We can’t wait to get the keys and move in to enjoy with our family. We will always share with others our appreciation for the outstanding job done by all involved, so glad we chose ProLiving!"

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OWNERS OF

DUAL PURPOSE HOUSE 

2018

"Thanks so much for your amazing efforts to date. We have been really impressed with the speed, efficiency, and attention to detail to date. It’s hard to believe that this week we will have frames completed and we only began working together in May. Considering that it also takes into account a development approval process and building license period its quite a significant achievement.

We have been really impressed with the whole team, and also the whole team approach! We are looking forward to completing the second half of the construction process with Proliving and hoping that it will be as seamless as the first half, which I am sure it will be."

OWNERS OF

WATERFRONT HAMPTONS DREAM

2018

"Our dealings with ProLiving has been a great experience from the very start. We approached Anthony to build our dream home at Port Geographe with a plan in mind. His professional and patient team made it easy for us as we went through the design process. We are now well underway and looking forward to our wonderful new home thanks to Proliving."

OWNERS OF

SOUTH WEST'S HOME OF THE YEAR

2018

"Our association with ProLiving has spanned several years. The company first build our business premises (Hobsons Carpet Court) and more recently has built our family home. On both occasions, we are happy to say that the process and finished product were exceptional.

From the design stage and throughout the construction, the lines of communication were always open. Any questions that we had were always dealt with in a very efficient manner. We feel very confident in recommending Pro Living to construct your commercial building or your dream home."

OWNERS OF

BEACHFRONT MASTERPIECE 

2018

"ProLiving Design and Construction are to be commended for their professionalism and expertise. From the initial consultation, through to the design meetings and now to the commencement of our home, the staff has continually demonstrated their knowledge and experience in developing a home that is of the highest quality and of an exemplary standard.

When you are making potentially the biggest investment of your life, you need to be doing this with the support and guidance of a dedicated and experienced team. Our sincere thanks to the ProLiving staff, we are so impressed with your work!"

OWNERS OF

BOATIE'S DREAM HOME

2018

"We were able to work closely with Anthony and his team during the design phase of our home. We wanted something light and airy with wow factor.

 

The end result delivered a unique home with great design features that we are very happy living in and deserved being a finalist in the HIA housing awards. It’s perfect for our lifestyle on the canals.

We were always welcome on site during the construction and the supervisor and trades people were happy to help us out whenever they could. These guys went above and beyond some times to get us into our home on time.

Anthony places great importance on customer service after owners have moved in. He has always dealt with any maintenance issues at our home in a timely way without argument.

We are very happy with our ProLiving home and expect to live happily here for many years."

OWNERS OF

WATER WONDERLAND

2017

"On deciding to build a canal side home at Port Geographe, we selected ProLiving as our preferred builder to carry out our build on a lump sum turnkey basis.

Initial support was provided in selection and purchase of a suitable block, followed by a comprehensive design process, material and finishes selection which met and exceeded all our criteria.

The benefit of locking in all these elements prior to commencement of construction enabled us to negotiate a firm lump sum price at the outset, which would not be subject to variations and enabled a realistic timetable to be established.

The build went to plan and we must thank Anthony and his team for providing a very professional service in delivering our dream home. We are now looking forward to spending our retirement here."

OWNERS OF

ENERGY EFFICIENCY GOALS

2017

"We engaged ProLiving to Design & Build our home in 2014.

 

Our brief was to have a home designed and built with maximum coverage of the lot providing 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms, open plan living plus a separate Theatre Room with excellent natural light and ventilation qualities.

 

Our blocks living areas are South Facing to the Canals in Port Geographe, this was going to be a challenge to provide adequate natural light, but ProLiving delivered a design that provided all this and more, a spacious feel to the South Facing Living Areas with a raked ceiling to the North and highlight windows, the amount of both light and ventilation was perfect!

 

The Parent’s wing was private and spacious with views to the canals and its own private courtyard.

 

All in all, ProLiving provided a high-quality finish with excellent communication throughout the whole process, I would recommend anyone intending to build to consider ProLiving."

OWNERS OF

DIVINE DESIGN

2016

"ProLiving is great to work with they are helpful and make you feel part of the building process from beginning to end. Their patience and professionalism with outstanding design and quality of workmanship have resulted in our dream home. We highly recommend ProLiving to anyone that wants to build a quality home."

OWNERS OF

LOFT HOUSE

2016

"Anthony, at ProLiving has recently completed our home in Port Geographe. As the build was some 300 km distant good communication was important to us, As promised Anthony responded quickly to email inquiry & sent photos of completed stages or rooms beyond requests.

He was happy to respond to any account or build query or challenge without feeling affronted & always happy for us to visit or meet him on site. Invoices for completed stages were clear & precise as were build variations. As a sideline clients can save money by picturing moving through a home & thinking of all selections as you go as every change from the contract is more work for Anthony but this work was always carried out without complaint.

Despite Anthony being a modern design builder he accommodated our more conservative design with good suggestions that got us out of our comfort zone a little with a result that we & others believe looks great. The technical knowledge Anthony has regarding quality of products, insulation, heating, kitchen & bathroom fittings, lighting etc was impressive & always left you feeling comfortable with your choices.

The on the job tradies were friendly & made it clear Anthony would accept no less than a quality job. Being on site toward handover showed how Anthony was determined to get a quality finish above getting the job off his hands.

All in all we made the correct choice of builder as we have a quality home with no corners cut."

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OWNERS OF

BEACHFRONT BLISS

2016

"Delivered a superior product on budget and on time. The hands-on management of the overall project was second to none. Wouldn’t hesitate to build with ProLiving again."

OWNERS OF

HERITAGE HOUSE

2016

"Maureen and I thank you for the way in which you carried out the significant renovations to this property at 84 Stirling Street, Bunbury. The project was completed on time despite the demand for tradesmen in the South West area.

As the property is listed on the National, State and Local Council Heritage lists the renovations have matched the modern with the old seamlessly. I would recommend your firm to anyone considering constructing a residence or doing renovations."

OWNERS OF

NARROW LOT LOVE

2016

"Anthony of ProLiving recently completed the construction of our family holiday home in Busselton. The lot had been in the family for 10+ years and following the decision to construct a holiday home, I canvassed a potential builder. The search took in excess of 6 months while I undertook appropriate research into local builders. I found Anthony to be very professional and transparent throughout the entire process, culminating with ProLiving being chosen as the local builder to construct our holiday home.

ProLiving provided valuable upfront design input to the architect while being mindful of our specific requirements. The design phase in obtaining Development Approval / Building License was overseen by Anthony, leading to very thorough documentation of our holiday home construction. At all times, he was punctual and respectful of our very personal design objectives. Anthony was very responsive to all my queries and provided wide-ranging selection choices and solutions to design issues.

The level of detail and finish Anthony achieved on our holiday home is a testament to his skills as a master builder. The result is both quantitative and qualitative. The holiday home achieved a 6-star energy rating but more importantly, will provide family enjoyment for many years to come. He was able to fulfil our exacting standards while exceeding our expectations.

My experience with Anthony and the tradespersons retained by ProLiving can only be described as positive. The construction of any home is an emotional experience. Anthony made it a positive emotional experience and was intimately involved with the design/construction of the holiday home as though it was his own. He takes great pride in the level of the home he constructs with. I, having no hesitation recommending ProLiving as a local Builder of high-end homes."

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OWNERS OF

LUXURY DEVELOPMENT

2015

"I retained Anthony under a 'Design and Construct' contract for a Development I completed at 71 Kent St Busselton.  It involved refurbishing and conversion of an existing 'heritage listed' residential home to commercial offices.  This allowed surrounding land to be utilised to construct 5 x new ground floor offices and 5 x first floor apartments.  A FIRST FOR BUSSELTON!

 

Anthony had to work closely with the Architect / Surveyor and Town Planner plus the City of Busselton Heritage Officer in navigating through numerous planning and construction issues.  He had to keep a number of third party stakeholders satisfied.

 

Given the boutique nature of this development, Anthony took great pride to introduce local elements to the development's finishes which were, ultimately, acknowledged by the third party stakeholders and contributed to its overall success.

 

My experience with Anthony was only positive with the communication between Builder / Client exacerbated by myself being located in Perth and complexity of issues which were transparent.  With Anthony's assistance, no challenge was insurmountable, we just had to work through the 'road blocks'.  I was also impressed with his retention of local suppliers / trades during the construction process which added a layer of local support to the development.

 

I understand Anthony has completed other commercial developments within Busselton while not his core business, I have no hesitation in recommending Anthony as a local Builder of varying asset classes."

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